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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: May 15, 2010 10:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: the 4/15/70 jam

I'll also concede that the jam could have been rehearsed; I just find it hard to believe that if they had worked it out ahead of time, they wouldn't have kept doing it night after night; it's just so GOOD. Like the tighten up jam; this I am pretty sure they worked on and grooved out to in rehearsal / on the tour bus, because its debut performances were just so clean.

It's like the "beautiful jam" of 2/18/71 - such a compelling musical vibe, but never appeared again. I'm also relatively certain that was a spontaneous thing. It seems too good to not keep if they had been working on it off stage.